Reminder: Ballots due Feb. 8 for Edmonds School District levy

A reminder that the deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 8 to return your ballot for the Edmonds School District levy now before voters. According to district staff, the proposed levy aims to bridge the gap and cover costs for staff and programs at all schools that are not fully funded by state or federal dollars. Superintendent…

Edmonds School District High School Students of Month for December 2021

Edmonds eLearning Academy Neha Jain Parent’s name: Ashima Jain Interests: I am an artist at heart. I enjoy drawing and writing. I also love helping others in any way I can. I live by the quote, “Making one person smile can change the world, maybe not the whole world, but their world.” Community Service: I…

Rotary Club of Edmonds selects Meadowdale HS junior Students of Month

The Rotary Club of Edmonds each month selects a Meadowdale High School junior to honor as its Student of the Month, based on recommendations from staff. The following students were selected for October, November and December 2021: Ashley Both, Lydia Mekonnen and Bryce Bardsley.

Some Edmonds School District students planning ‘sick-out’ protest Friday

Some Edmonds School District students are planning  a “sick-out” for Friday, Jan. 21 as a way to advocate for what they see as the district’s need to increase its pandemic safety measures, which includes a temporary shift to remote learning. Organizers said in an online petition they would like to see the district “switch to…

Edmonds School Board receives updates on support for homeless students, AVID program

Edmonds School District leaders reconvened Tuesday night following the winter recess and received multiple briefings on ways the district is working to aid its most at-risk students. At its Jan. 11 business meeting, the board received two updates regarding students who qualify for the McKinney-Vento program, which aims to ensure students experiencing homelessness have equal…

EWHS Parent-Staff Organization holding fundraiser for families in need

The Edmonds-Woodway High School Parent-Staff Organization is inviting the community to participate in its annual Joy of Giving fundraiser. Every year, this program collects funds to purchase grocery store gift cards for EWHS students and their families who face food insecurity during the winter break. Donations are collected thru Dec. 14 so that gift cards…

Police presence at Scriber Lake HS Friday after school receives another threat

After receiving a threat overnight targeting Scriber Lake High School, the Edmonds School District said there will be a police presence on the Woodway Campus in Edmonds Friday. It is the second time in past week the school — which includes students from across the school district — has received a threat. On Wednesday, Dec….

Sno-King School Retirees awards grants to local educators

Sno-King School Retirees — an organization of retired and active employees of the Edmonds, Northshore and Shoreline School Districts — has announced the award of more than $6,300 in grants to local educators. Each year, Sno-King School Retirees (SKSR) grants up to $300 to its active members for special projects that enrich their students’ educational…

Edmonds School District High School Students of Month for October 2021

Edmonds eLearning Academy Savvy Mau Parents’ names: Chanda Lek and Michael Mau Interests: I love to read and watch movies. I believe that the best thing in life is to constantly learn and keep your brain active. Employment: I am currently a hostess at Olive Garden. Before I went full-time to EeLA, I would volunteer…

Meadowdale High School Key Club hosting food drive Nov. 20

The Meadowdale High School Key Club is hosting a food drive Saturday, Nov. 20 to support the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s work with families in need. All non-perishable food donations will go directly to students and families in the Edmonds School District. The drive will run from noon-4 p.m. Nov. 20. The community is…

Edmonds School Board discusses strategic plan, approves replacement levy for ballot

The Edmonds School Board at its Nov. 9 business meeting began reviewing the district’s 2021-2026 strategic plan, received an update about the current school year and also endorsed a replacement levy to be placed before voters next year. Directors unanimously approved putting a replacement educational programs and operations levy on the Feb. 8, 2022, ballot….

Reminder: Citrus fundraiser to benefit EWHS Music Boosters, Edmonds Food Bank

The Edmonds-Woodway High School Music Boosters has launched a fundraiser designed to benefit the high school’s music program and the Edmonds Food Bank. The fundraiser brings fresh citrus fruit directly from a farm in California to Edmonds residents. You can purchase a 20-pound box of oranges, grapefruit or clementines — or a mix of all…

Two schools, two different responses to COVID outbreaks

When 26 students contracted COVID-19 at Edmonds-based Madrona K-8 school this month and another 174 were tagged as “close contacts,” Madrona shut down for two weeks. But at the same time, when a dozen students at Edmonds-Woodway High got COVID and 246 others were labelled as close contacts, the high school did not shut down….

Edmonds School Board updated on capital projects, discusses legislative agenda

The Edmonds School Board at its Oct. 26 business meeting was updated on the progress of several capital projects and discussed the district’s upcoming legislative agenda. Director of Capital Projects Ed Peters informed the board that the project to replace Spruce Elementary is currently in its second phase and “the short version is that this…

Edmonds School District students return to classroom

Wednesday marked the first day of the 2021-22 school year in the Edmonds School District, and a return to in-person learning for most students. Students in grades 1-12 attended classes on Wednesday; kindergartners will start next Monday, Sept. 13. Parent Rachel Martin was at Edmonds’ Chase Lake Elementary School to send off her sixth grader…

College Place Middle to benefit from Pemco Insurance school supply drive

College Place Middle School is one of 13 Pacific Northwest middle and high schools that will benefit from Seattle-based Pemco Mutual Insurance’s school supply drive benefiting homeless and underserved students. The goal of the annual “Supply Surge” school supply drive, running now through Aug. 6, is to help close the opportunity gap for students in…

In short and sweet Pi Day event, Meadowdale seniors return for cap and gown orders

Meadowdale High School faculty and staff returned to campus briefly Friday to celebrate the Class of 2021 seniors, one year to the day schools were directed to close their doors to in-person learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. Teachers, students and staff from Meadowdale High lined the front of the school as students drove past…